That’s right, it is nearly that time of year… Cherry Blossoms! You would think that Spring lasts for weeks, but really, in a Cherry Blossom’s life cycle, this period of time is brief and in fact, very elusive. Weather is the biggest factor, with varying degrees of impact. For example, last year:
- The weather pattern resulted in blooms being nearly 3 weeks late.
- Windy mornings near the water make it impossible to get a crisp shot.
- Rain, very common during early spring in DC, knocks all the blooms off.
- Late-March and early-April is generally frigid, making the experience less than pleasant.
But who’s listing! Capturing the elusive cherry blossom is what we, photographers, are all about. Suffering for that one stunning image! So get ready, because it coming… RRPT will hold a Meetup, so keep an eye on the Meetup page (click here), as the Meetup will be announced as the timing predictions get more accurate.